Lead your Middle School, High School, or College students on a journey of mission and personal transformation! The Challenge To Change program is designed to combine hands-on missions with fact-finding opportunities to increase awareness of poverty and social justice issues.
In cooperation with Beth-El Farmworker Ministry, a ministry to four farmworker communities, based in Wimauma, Florida, and Metropolitan Ministries, an inner-city family mission located in downtown Tampa, the Challenge to Change program provides your group with the full experience of service, study, worship and personal growth.
There is a basic fee of $390 per person for a 5 night 6 day trip. This includes all meals, air-conditioned lodging, and camp activities. Additional costs for the materials can vary from zero to $50 per person depending on the project.
Typical trips are for 5 nights and 6 days. However, we are happy to customize Challenge To Change to best fit your group’s needs. Here is some of what we offer:
~ Work in the agricultural fields
~ Fact gathering tours at Beth-El Farm Workers Mission, Metropolitan Ministries, or housing agency for farm workers
~ Interviews with farm workers or those who work with at-risk homeless populations
~ Caring for children through VBS or Back-to-School programs
~ Facility improvements such as painting, landscaping, or light construction
~ Working with families
~ Food or clothing distribution
~ Worships led by Cedarkirk staff for your group only
~ Worships led by Cedarkirk staff with another group (if another group is present)
~ Worship space provided (if you prefer worships led by your own adult leadership or participants)
~ Worships with the congregation at Beth-El
~ High and low challenge courses on Cedarkirk’s site
~ Campfire programs
~ Camp activities such as kayaking, climbing wall, pool, zip lining, and river activities
~ Reserve a day for a theme park or a day at the beach.
We encourage events for spring breaks and throughout the summer. Call early to choose a date that is best for your group. For more information please call or email Mark Orendorf at 813-685-4224 Ext 4.